How to Get Your Real Estate License in Virginia

Do you want to become a real estate agent and get Virginia Real Estate License? Real Estate Express taught thousands of aspiring real estate agents in Virginia, we make it easy for you to get up to speed on the Virginia real estate license requirements.

Learn what's required for your Real Estate License in Virginia

This real estate licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the Virginia Real Estate Board. We recommend you contact the Virginia Real Estate Board for more detailed information or changes.

If you obtain real estate licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

Virginia Real Estate: Salesperson

  1. 1. Comply with the General Virginia Real Estate License Requirements:
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Have a high school diploma or its equivalent
  2. 2. Meet the Educational Real Estate License Requirements in Virginia - Enroll today
    • Complete a 60-hour course in the principles of real estate
  3. 3. Pass the State and National sections of the Virginia Real Estate Exam
    • Virginia and National exams scores are valid for one year
  4. 4. Pass a background check
    • You must  have your fingerprints taken in a PSI Testing Location
    • A complete application must be on file with the Board within 45 days or else you will have to get your fingerprints taken again for additional fees
  5. 5. File the Virginia real estate license application.Your application must be 100% accurate and complete
    • All questions answered
    • All documents and fees attached
    • Contains a background check is no older than 45 days

Online Limitations

The 60-hour Virginia Prelicense course requires a live, proctored final examination.

Access to the proctored final exam will be prohibited until pre-license students have submitted a personal photo, in compliance with security requirements of the licensing exam provider, PSI. Please see the information included in the Documents section of your course for more details.

Courses taken to meet continuing education requirements are not acceptable for pre-license credit in Virginia.

The Board does not require a notarized affidavit for the completion of a Board-approved distance learning pre-license education course.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Rosters, including the candidate photo, are submitted electronically to PSI every business day. Rosters are not submitted until information from the proctored course final exam has been verified and accepted.
Roster Sent: Every 1 days

Governing Agency

Name: Virginia Real Estate Board
Phone: 8043672426
Fax: 8045274299
Address: Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400 Richmond, VA 23233

Virginia Real Estate: Broker

All Broker applicants must successfully complete 4 classes of 45-hours each to total 180 hours of pre-licensing education. Each licensee must complete the Real Estate Brokerage course. In addition to the Brokerage course, licensees have the option to take 3 Broker Specific courses: Real Estate Appraisal, Real Estate Law, and Real Estate Finance OR Two of the Broker Specific courses and one Broker Related course.

Courses taken to meet continuing education requirements are not acceptable for pre-license credit in Virginia.

NOTE: Any Principles of Real Estate course taken for licensure as a salesperson is not acceptable as a Broker pre-license education course.

Online Limitations

The Board does not require a notarized affidavit for the completion of a Board-approved distance learning pre-license education course.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Rosters, including the candidate photo, are submitted electronically to PSI every business day. Rosters are not submitted until information from the proctored course final exam has been verified and accepted.
Roster Sent: Every 1 days

Governing Agency

Name: Virginia Real Estate Board
Phone: 8043672426
Fax: 8045274299
Address: Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400 Richmond, VA 23233

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.